BlueLoop Concepts just published a new report on the future of the eBook market called,
Slicebooks was one of the companies profiled. Money quote:
Not surprisingly, professional and educational publishers have been quick to embrace theSlicebooks service, while traditional trade publishers have been more cautious about the conceptof slicing and remixing. But bottom-up customer demand for more flexibility and choice in gaining instant, searchable access to micro and customized content is pushing trade publishers to slice and remix their catalogs as well. Given the massive demand for fractional works in educational and professional publishing, and itsresulting trickle-down to personal (trade publication) reading, it shouldn’t be long before we see theslice concept taking a significantly more aggressive hold across the ebook landscape at the author, publisher and retailer levels.